As with other dV-Trainer exercises, the new RTN exercises allow users to objectively measure their performance with MScore. Standard on the dV-Trainer, MScore is the only true proficiency-based scoring system for robotic surgery simulation skills development. MScore assessment is built on data collected from more than 100 experienced surgeons who all have completed 75 or more robotic cases. Similar to the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) standard, MScore is based on expert mean and standard deviation data to facilitate credentialing and privileging.
The vision of the Robotic Training Network (RTN) is to standardize the robotic surgical curriculum and education for residents/fellows-in-training (OBGYN and SURGERY) through the development of a collaborative network. This network is led by a multidisciplinary team of surgeons who are also Fellows in the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecology (FACOG) representing nine founding members from leading academic institutions in the United States. For more information: http://www.robotictraining.org